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Be the First: Careers That Have Changed Through the Years

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized |

What will your future hold? What will your future career be? Typefont Artist HSC CoWorksThe good news is that there is no prescribed future career for anyone. The world is changing and it’s changing so fast that careers are popping up in places no one could have predicted. How could anyone 10 years ago have thought that owning a podcasting network was even a possibility? How could anyone have considered a micro-brew business as a successful job?

The internet has opened up pathways for people to make money like never before. Sites like Pinterest, Etsy, and YouTube allow people to make a career based on their passions and creativity. And that’s not even counting the freelancers offering their creative works to the highest bidder on sites like Guru or UpWork. What are some of the surprising careers that I’m speaking about?

Typefont Artist

A typefont artist is someone who crafts words and paints them or sells their works as art. The words are handcrafted and are beautiful and unique. As a career, a sign painter is resurging as a growing market. It used to be a thriving market 50 years ago for typefont artists. Now, as more businesses are looking to be stand out, a hand-lettered sign, menu, or advertisement is a popular choice.

Home Food Producers

There is an interesting trade in India for people who work all day but still want a home cooked lunch. The food is cooked at home and delivery men, also called food-wallahs, deliver the home-cooked meals to the men at their place of business. That idea is taking hold here as well. People crave food that is authentic, healthy, and nutritious. Enterprising home cooks offer a week’s worth of homemade lunches delivered to their workplace every day. It’s healthy, home-cooked, and personalized to taste.

Home Physical Therapists

It’s not artisanal, but it is a career that is expanding. Imagine having the ability to work anywhere and everywhere by freelancing your physical therapy skills. People value a home service, especially those who can’t get to a clinic. A home therapist visits clients in their home, working through their daily tasks and helping them recover from ailments or injuries. The job market is one of the highest growing markets, and the pay is exceptionally good.

Anybody can make a career out of anything. The internet and rapidly changing technologies make it easy to create a good job from something that didn’t even exist 10 years ago. What will come next? Maybe you’ll be the first to tell me.

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Stay Flexible with STEM Degrees

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Stem Degree

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Have you heard about STEM degrees? No, it’s a real thing, I promise.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It’s these 4 degrees and the fields that they represent that will see the most job growth over the next couple decades. It’s these careers that will change lives. Working in these fields is certain to always be in demand. Have a look at just a few of the examples making waves in the future.

Science

Getting a Bachelor in Science can lead to some exciting prospects. You could be the chief technician of a clinical trial group. It’s certainly interesting, but the pay is even more interesting. An average worker in clinical trials makes over $140,000 each year. Not a bad job for running some experiments. What about working in Pharmaceuticals? Not only can you work anywhere in the world, you’ll make great money doing it with the average salary being $145,000.

Technology

This is going to the field that no one will be able to predict, but that everyone will want to play a part. One of the careers that’s going to change the way we see the future is software and app architect. You get to design the software and apps that people use every day. Your work could be featured in every home, in everybody’s mobile, and on everyone’s laptop. Not a bad way to make a difference.

Engineering

This term has come to mean so much more than designing bridges and plotting structures. Now, the career of engineer has wide possibilities. It’s one of the STEM degrees that opens many doors in all different fields. If you’re not interested in staying in one place, become a technical consultant. With your engineering background, you can advise companies around the world, travel the globe, and work at your own pace.

Mathematics

As Neil DeGrasse Tyson says, “If you want to speak to the Chinese, you learn Mandarin. If you want to speak to the universe, you have to learn mathematics”. As space becomes more a part of our lives, those with mathematic degrees will change the way we think about space travel and exploration. Imagine this. There will come a time when somebody grumbles that “they have to go to the moon today”. It’s through degrees in Maths that this will become a reality.

STEM degrees can be found in jobs like lead designer at Apple, Mars Curiosity drivers for NASA, sports statisticians for ESPN, and 3d printing managers. They have so much potential to adapt and change because your future will ultimately evolve faster than anyone else in human history.

Get the degree that will move with you.

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